Board of Directors
Mr. Keeree Kanjanapas
Mr. Keeree Kanjanapas is the founder and the Chairman of BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited, which started its business back in 1989. Mr. Keeree Kanjanapas uses his experience, determination and long term vision to lead BTS Group to its success and becomes the leader in mass transit business in Thailand. BTS Group has expanded into other businesses which connect and support its core mass transit business, such as media, real estate and services and is now listed on SET50 with a strong and long term sustainable growth.
Dr. Anat Arbhabhirama
Mr. Anat Arbhabhirama, a former CEO of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited, plays an important role in BTS Group's mass transit business. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering and served as the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives in 1981-1982 and 1991-1992, and the Governor of Petroleum Authority of Thailand in 1987-2000. Mr. Anat Arbhabhirama is an experienced executive who brings his diversified experience and expertise, especially in the field of transportation engineering, to help foster BTS Group’s businesses to present.
Mr. Surapong Laoha-Unya
Mr. Surapong Laoha-Unya holds a M.M.E. in civil engineering. He has extensive experience from his career as a consulting engineer for many international organizations specializing in mass transportation and was an advisor of Thanayong Public Company Limited (a former name of the Company) for the bidding of the first sky-train project in Thailand. At present, he is an Executive Director of the Company and also the CEO of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited. Mr. Surapong Laoha-Unya is considered as one of the most valuable persons who has knowledge and expertise in the mass transportation in Thailand and serves an advisory to the Academic Subcommittee of Traffic and Transportation Engineering Program of the Engineering Institute of Thailand.
Mr. Kavin Kanjanapas
Mr. Kavin Kanjanapas is the CEO of the Company and the heir of Mr. Keeree Kanjanapas. From his educational experience and living abroad, Mr. Kavin Kanjanapas saw a new business opportunity from the mass transit business, which has just started in Thailand. He helped lay out a new business model for BTS Group by setting up VGI Public Company Limited, the first company in Thailand to engage in transit media business. With a systematic expansion strategy, VGI Public Company Limited is now listed on SET50 engaging media and online marketing, payment and logistics businesses and is the leader in Offline-to-Online (O2O) Solutions in Thailand.
Mr. Rangsin Kritalug
Mr. Rangsin Kritalug holds a degree in architecture and business administration. He has special knowledge and expertise in real estate and service businesses and has extensive experience working with various businesses under BTS Group since 1990. Mr. Rangsin Kritalug is one of the key persons who helps lead BTS Group to the present. In addition, he also has knowledge in information technology and now holds the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
Mr. Kong Chi Keung
Mr. Kong Chi Keung has a strong background in the fields of investment and finance. His experience throughout 20 years of his career cover fund raising, finance operations, strategic planning, investment strategy, business acquisition and divestment execution. Mr. Kong Chi Keung served as an Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Chief Financial Officer of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited. In addition, he holds a number of board positions in various business sectors, including mass transit, hospitality, property, media, food & beverage and consumer finance & e-wallet.
Professor Lt. Gen. Phisal Thepsithar
Professor Lt. Gen. Phisal Thepsithar has an educational background in various academic fields, including accounting, business administration and law. Apart from holding the position of Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company, he has been working with many government agencies, particularly on matters relating to reviewing and auditing. In addition, Professor Lt. Gen. Phisal Thepsithar is a certified public accountant of the Federation of Accounting Professions of Thailand and has knowledge and experience in reviewing financial reports of mass transit business, which is the core business of BTS Group.
Mr. Suchin Wanglee
Mr. Suchin Wanglee holds a degree in electrical engineering and completed a number of senior executive courses relating to commerce, capital markets and insurance. He has a wide range of knowledge and experience, including real estate, business administration, services, and particularly insurance business. Given his extensive work experience, Mr. Suchin Wanglee is able to give guidance on the business direction and provide suggestions independently, covering various dimensions which are beneficial to the diversified businesses of BTS Group.
Professor Charoen Wattanasin
Professor Charoen Wattanasin graduated in business administration from the City of Liverpool College of Commerce, and management from B.I.M. in the UK. He was a Senior Manager at Unilever, Thailand and a Managing Director and Country Manager of a multinational company. In addition, Professor Charoen Wattanasin has been a special professor of marketing at the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, for 17 consecutive years and is also an honorable member of the board of an international organization. He is considered as a person who has experience and expertise in management and administration, which is beneficial to the business of BTS Group.
Mr. Cheong Ying Chew, Henry
Mr. Cheong Ying Chew, Henry, is the co-founder of Worldsec Limited, a listed company on the Stock Exchange of London which engages in securities investment. He holds a bachelor degree in mathematics and a master degree in operational research and management from London, United Kingdom, and has over 30 years of experience working with international companies. Having expertise in international securities investment, Mr. Cheong Ying Chew, Henry is able to give valuable advice regarding investment to BTS Group.
Dr. Karoon Chandrangsu
Dr. Karoon Chandrangsu holds a Master and Doctorate degrees in structural engineering from the USA. He was a former professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University and a Deputy Governor of Bangkok, Civil Affairs Section. At the start of BTS SkyTrain business (1996-2001), Dr. Karoon Chandrangsu was the Managing Director of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. He is considered as a person with numerous experience and expertise, especially in the field of transportation engineering, which is the core business of BTS Group, and is able to provide independent opinions which will lead the Company to sustainable growth.
Mrs. Pichitra Mahaphon
Mrs. Pichitra Mahaphon has knowledge and work experience in foreign organizations. She was a Vice President of Eastwest Bank and Bank of America and an Associate Director of Laverthol & Horwath, the 8th largest accounting firm in the USA. She also has expertise in appraisal and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Appraisal Institute in the USA. In addition, Mrs. Pichitra Mahaphon also has experience in reviewing financial reports of mass transit business, which is the core business of BTS Group.
Mr. Paisal Tarasansombat
Mr. Paisal Tarasansombat has extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in business management. In addition to serving as an independent director of the Company, he is a member of the board of directors, chairman of the executive directors and CEO of TMT Steel Public Company Limited, a listed company in the steel industry. Mr. Paisal Tarasansombat is a leading businessman in Thailand who brings his knowledge and experience in business management to enhance organization development, as well as guiding business direction and suggestions that are beneficial to the businesses of BTS Group.